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Spicy Scallops and Peppers

Spicy Scallops and Peppers
Written by SamsonLee

Spicy Scallops and Peppers are a surprising but elegant combination. The soft perfectly cooked scallops with the mild red and green bell peppers compliment each other. Serve with a side dish of fresh salad or on a bed of freshly cooked rice.  This is a superb starter and main course. Spicy Scallops and Peppers is a lovely vegetarian option that carnivores will also adore. Also make sure you read the notes section of this recipe about how to prepare some of the ingredients. This is a filling recipe that you can produce for 4 people within 15 minutes. That’s not bad but remember don’t mess with the scallops.

Spicy Scallops and Peppers

Spicy Scallops and Peppers

A Spanish recipe that is so easy yet so tasty. It looks good and impresses every time.
4.76 from 41 votes
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Course: Main Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Seafood, Vegetables
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 313kcal



  • Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat and saute the garlic for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the peppers, onion, hot sauce, salt, and pepper and saute over very high heat until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the scallops and capers and cook just until the scallops are opaque and firm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes-do not over cook.
  • Serve immediately


Make sure the Bell Peppers are cored, seeded, and cut into thin strips; they cook so much better this way.
The onion should be halved and cut into thin slices


Sodium: 773mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 402mg | Cholesterol: 61mg | Calories: 313kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 19g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 14g